Laser-Driven Tunable Light Source – High Brightness, Broadband with Fiber-Coupled Output

The Laser-Driven Tunable Light Source (LDTLS™) is a compact, fully integrated and highly stable tunable broadband light source that is based on our proven Laser-Driven Light Source (LDLS™) technology. The TLS-EQ-77 utilizes our EQ-77 LDLS™ broadband source and features the highest brightness and output flux available in a tunable broadband light source.

The TLS-EQ-77 offers an extremely long lifetime of ~10,000 hours between bulb changes for low cost of ownership. It has high stability, very low noise and is coupled with a precision high-performance monochromator for accurate wavelength selection and repeatable light output across the range of 400nm-1100nm.

Features  &  Benefits

  • Highest output flux in the industry for higher throughput
  • Long lifetime of ~10, 000 hours between bulb changes for low cost-of-ownership
  • Low noise and high stability for precise measurements
  • Fast wavelength tuning up to 200nm per second for faster measurements
  • Optical fiber output for flexibility of integration to application for ease of use
  • Achromatic reflective coupling optics for aberration free radiation collection and focusing
  • Etendue-matched monochromator with high efficiency optical design for maximum light throughput

Industry  Applications

  • Optical Testing
  • Process Monitoring and Control
  • VIS/NIR Spectroscopy
  • Scientific Research
  • Thin-Film Measurements
  • Materials Characterization

The Technology Behind LDLS™

Researchers using light for imaging and analytical spectroscopy in a variety of applications in the life sciences and materials sciences need light sources capable of providing extremely high brightness across a broad wavelength range. Traditionally, multiple lamps (Tungsten/Halogen, Xenon-arc, Deuterium) have been used to cover this broad spectral range. However, combining multiple lamps is costly and optically inefficient, and the use of electrodes within these lamps limits their ability to achieve the high brightness or power needed for the most demanding applications. Furthermore, traditional electrode-driven light sources have short life, need to be changed frequently, and during their life the lamp output declines constantly. To address this problem, Energetiq has developed a revolutionary single-light source technology called the LDLS™ Laser-Driven Light Source that enables extreme high brightness over a broad spectral range, from 170nm through visible and beyond, combined with lifetimes an order of magnitude longer than traditional lamps.

Technology Behind LDLS

Energetiq's innovative LDLS technology uses a CW laser to directly heat a Xenon plasma to the high temperatures necessary for efficient deep ultraviolet production. In traditional approaches such as arc and deuterium lamps, the brightness, UV power, and lamp lifetime are limited by the use of electrodes to couple power to the plasma. The electrodeless LDLS technology creates small, high brightness plasma that allows efficient light collection, broad spectral range from the deepest UV through visible and beyond, and long lamp life.

*Patent Numbers:
US: 7435982; 7786455; 7989786; 8309943; 9048000; 9185786
Japan: 5410958; 5628253
Korea: 10-1507617
UK: GB2450045